Saudi Arabia is a Middle Eastern country that occupies most of the Arabian peninsula and has coastlines on the Persian Gulf and Red Sea. Neighbouring countries include Jordan to the northwest, Iraq and Kuwait to the northeast, Bahrain and Qatar to the east, the United Arab Emirates to the southeast, and Oman and Yemen to the south.
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Mecca or Makkah, located in western Saudi Arabia, is the holiest city in Islam.
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Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia, located slightly east of the center of the country in the heart of the Tuwaig escarpment.
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Jeddah is on the Red Sea in western Saudi Arabia. It the kingdom's second largest city, with a population of approximately 3,400,000, and a major commercial center in the country.
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The Nejd, or Najd, is the central highland region of Saudi Arabia.
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The Hejaz covers the central Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia.
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The Eastern Province is the largest province in Saudi Arabia, covering the entire Gulf coast of the country as well as the Saudi parts of the vast Empty Quarter.
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Asir is "South" in Arabic. Here we use "Asir" for the whole Southern region of the country including three provinces: The region borders Yemen, most of it was once claimed by Yemen, and there are cultural resemblances.
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The North of Saudi Arabia covers the little-visited provinces of Tabuk and Jawf.
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